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Alda, Rus & Burgut

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Alda, Rus & Burgut (2006)

Matthieu Paley

Limited edition of 18
Archival pigment print
80 cm x 60 cm
Bayan Ölgii Province


Alda, her husband Rus Bosara, and their 3-year-old golden eagle in their decorated Kazakh yurt. Bayan Őlgii province is in the very west of Mongolia and is predominantly populated by Kazakhs. Even in the most remote areas, many yurts today have electricity derived from solar power.

Matthieu Paley

Matthieu Paley has travelled all over the world on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Focusing his efforts on regions that are misrepresented, he is especially committed to issues relating to diminishing cultures and to the environment.

The recipient of numerous awards, Matthieu has published several books of his work and his fine art images have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.

Born in France, Matthieu spent three years studying photography in New York . Over the course of his 20 years’ career, he has learned 6 languages, feeding his passion to connect with the people he meets and helping to instill a sense of intimacy into his images.